• Gilbert Public Schools - You Choose How You Return 2020/2021 School Year Options

    Gilbert Public Schools' goal is to offer choice to support a positive return to school for all of our students. Registration for your chosen learning model opens July 7th. 

You Choose How You Return - In-person, Online, & Flex Options

  • To promote a healthy and supported beginning to our school year we are offering several learning options for our families.

    • Full-Time In-Person Learning On Campus
    • Flex Options (In-Person, On-Campus, and Online)
    • GPS Global Academy Online

    To support us in preparing for the beginning of the school year we ask that parents and families make their selection between July 7th and July 17th.  Registrations will still be accepted after that time.  If your student is already enrolled at one of our schools and your choice is to return to school full-time in person on campus you do not need to take any action.  

  • Beginning the School Year Online August 5th (Updated July 29, 2020)

    Following Governor Ducey's Executive Order (06/29/20) announcing that school cannot start in-person until August 17, 2020 but can begin online on the original start date, Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board approved to start school on the original date of August 5, 2020, online.  Following the latest executive order on July 23rd, we will transition students to our campuses for in-person instruction at such time as the health benchmarks provided by Arizona Department of Health and the Governor's Office are met.

    • For those students that select GPS Global Academy (full-time online) for their return to school learning model, school will begin August 5th online using GPS Global Academy.
    • For students that select Flex or In-person On Campus for their return to school learning models school will begin August 5th online and these students will transition back to our campuses and their chosen learning model at such time as in-person learning begins.  During online learning, students will be working with their classroom teacher(s) and classmates.  Online learning will be interactive and led by their GPS teacher.  It will not be the same as remote learning delivered at the end of the last school year.

    All 7-12 students automatically get a Chromebook and those elementary students who need a Chromebook will be able to check one out from their school.

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  • Preventative Measures on Campus

    For full details of an extensive range of preventative measures that will be in place on our campuses click here.

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Explore Your Options for 2020/2021 School Year

  • On-Campus Learning
  • Flex Options
  • GPS Global Academy (Online)

Back to School General FAQ

  • What are the choices for returning to school?

  • (Updated) How do I select my preferred option on Infinite Campus?

  • If we have already enrolled for the 2020/21 school year and plan for our student(s) to attend school full-time in-person do I need to do anything?

  • If we have not yet enrolled for the 2020/21 school year where do we go to enroll and register our choice?

  • (Updated) What will online learning look like for all students beginning 08/05?

  • I haven't heard back from our school after selecting our choice?

  • Is GPS Global Academy different than before?

  • What secondary courses will be available online?

  • For Flex and GPS Global Academy are the students expected to complete the online work during scheduled school hours?

  • (Updated) Will Preschool be offered?

  • Will transportation be provided?

  • Is it possible to enroll for the full-time online learning option at GPS Global Academy to begin the school year and then move to the full-time in-person option later in the year?

  • Have any changes been made inside the school to reduce the proximity of students?

  • How will the classrooms be cleaned?

  • What can parents do to support efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19?

  • What are the protocols for exposure and positive quarantine scenarios?

  • What will health screening for students look like?

  • What will health screening for employees look like?

  • Will students’ temperatures be monitored? If so, what is the expectation/guidelines for this process?

  • How will lunch be managed?

  • How will breakfast be managed?

  • Will students be wearing masks?

  • Can students wear face shields instead of masks?

  • Will teachers and staff be wearing masks?

  • What support and services will be available for special education students?

  • Will VIK before and after school care still be offered?

  • What will be offered for Dual-Language Spanish Immersion?

  • Will Traditional classrooms (Neely, Canyon Rim, & Spectrum) be offered in all three models?

  • What are the plans for athletics?

  • What are the plans for performing arts?

  • Will field trips be offered?

  • Will students get laptops for beginning online?

  • What is the plan to help kids catch up who may have fallen behind?

  • Will GPS Global Academy students have access to athletics and extra-curricular activities?

  • If online, can seniors still graduate from their school and walk?

  • What Advanced Placement (AP) and honors courses will be offered?

  • What is available for Gifted students?

  • What will the Gifted, Talented and Creative program look like?

  • Will Elementary students have access to their ALP teacher?

  • How will testing work next school year?

  • How will EVIT work?

  • What will Meet the Teacher look like?